1 killed in shooting, crash in West Rogers Park, Chicago police say

Wednesday, March 27, 2024
1 killed in shooting, crash in West Rogers Park
Chicago police said a man was killed in a shooting while driving on North Francisco Avenue in West Rogers Park Tuesday night.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A man died after a shooting and crash in the West Rogers Park neighborhood Tuesday night, Chicago police said.

Police said a suspect approached the 23-year-old victim in his Black Nissan in the 6200-block of North Francisco Avenue at about 10:50 p.m. with a handgun and fired multiple shots toward him.

The residential street with many apartment buildings was littered with more than 20 shell casings.

The victim was shot in his upper chest, but was able to drive away from the scene, before crashing near Kedzie and Devon avenues.

"He was pulling up to a red light, when he saw the victim flagging down cars for help," said Good Samaritan Mohammad Durvesh. "He walked into my car. He was in the middle of the street. I asked him what happened and he said he got shot."

Durvesh said he helped put the young man in his car as they waited for first responders.

"He came by, sat in my car until the ambulance arrived," Durvesh said. "A lot of local people came by to help them out, while I called 9-1-1."

The victim was taken to St. Francis hospital in critical condition, where he later died. Authorities have not released his identity.

No one is in custody. Police are hoping nearby security cameras in the neighborhood and along the street can provide valuable clues that will lead to an arrest.

INTERACTIVE SAFETY TRACKER Track crime and safety in your neighborhood